discovering spiritual gifts

this was the list we were given at church camp. it’s not a complete list of spiritual gifts, but we’ll work with this. we were instructed to ask the opinions of those close to us about which top three gifts they think we posses. the opinions of the few people i asked fit perfectly, so just for fun, i decided to post it up here.

if you read my blog, chances are you’re a person i trust and am comfortable being around. (unless you were blogsurfing or something and ended up reading my blog) i’d like to know what you think, and please don’t feel pressurized to mention 3 gifts. only mention those you really think are true. =) if you could, try to send me a private message or something. wouldn’t want the opinions of others to affect yours. or vice versa. thanks! 😉

A) Administration/Ruling
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to organize, administrate,
and promote the various affairs of the local church’s ministry to direct them effectively. A
local church cannot grow beyond a certain point without the ministry of these individuals. See
I Corinthians 12:28 Romans 12:8, Titus 1:4-5
B) Discernment
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to know with without a
doubt whether a statement or behavior is of God, Satan, or man. See I Corinthians 12:10,
Acts 5:3-6, Acts 16:16-18, I John 4:1
C) Evangelism
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables particular Christians to share the Gospel to
unbelievers and burdens Christians about soul-winning. All Christians are called to witness
for Christ whether they have this gift or not. See Ephesians 4:11, Acts 8:5-12, Acts 21:8, Acts
8:26-40, Matthew 28:18-20
D) Exhortation
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to deliver challenging and
encouraging words. See Romans 12:8, Acts 11:23-24, Acts 14:21-22, Acts 15:32
E) Faith
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit provides Christians with great confidence to believe
and expect great things from God. See I Corinthians 12:9, Romans 5:1, Romans 12:3,
Hebrews 11
F) Giving
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to accumulate and give
large amounts of their finances to the glory of God. See Romans 12:8, Acts 4:32-37,
Galatians 4:15, Phillipians 4:10-18, II Corinthians 8:1-5

G) Helps/Serving/Ministering
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit empowers certain Christians to render practical help
in both physical and spiritual matters. Serving one another, like evangelism, is a calling of all
Christians, but there are some who have a special desire to serve, and receive great blessing
from it. See Romans 12:7, I Corinthians 12:28, Galatians 6:1-2
H) Mercy
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to minister to and have
compassion for those who are suffering or afflicted.
See Romans 12:8, Luke 10:30-37
I) Pastor/Teaching
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables certain Christians to preach and teach the
Word of God and to take responsibility for the spiritual welfare of a body of believers. See
Ephesians 4:11, I Peter 5:1-11
J) Teaching
This is the spiritual gift where the Spirit enables particular Christians to communicate and
clarify the details and truths of God’s Word for others to learn.
See Romans 12:7, Ephesians 4:11

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